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Global warming, Beijing's big moves and more

Efforts to find German Chancellor Angela Merkel's successor as leader of the Christian Democratic Union are ongoing, and delegates will elect their new chief at a party conference in Hamburg on Friday. Asians will be watching her successor's interest
Efforts to find German Chancellor Angela Merkel's successor as leader of the Christian Democratic Union are ongoing, and delegates will elect their new chief at a party conference in Hamburg on Friday. Asians will be watching her successor's interest in renewing ties with the region.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

It is no exaggeration to say the planet's fate hangs in the balance this month, while world leaders try to find a way forward to halt the rise in global temperatures.

Meanwhile, China builds new ties with Panama, plans to send a spacecraft to the moon and starts military drills with India.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 03, 2018, with the headline 'Global warming, Beijing's big moves and more'. Print Edition | Subscribe